(FeaturedNews.com) – On Thursday, former Vice President Mike Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short stated that it is unlikely that Pence would officially endorse former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.
During an appearance on “The Hill” on NewsNation, Short argued that Trump should not be expecting to receive any support from Pence. He added that he does not anticipate any such endorsement in the near future.
Short, who continues to be a close ally of the former Vice President, has repeatedly slammed the former President over his handling of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, much like Pence has. However, as he has argued this is a significantly more personal issue for Pence who has received a lot of harsh criticism following his exit from the White House in 2021. As Short pointed out, Trump had previously been pushing for Pence to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, 2021.
As he has argued, the oath to the Constitution is one of the most sacred oaths that one can take, and Trump had requested from his vice President to violate this oath. He argued that this is a pretty big difference.
Following his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential election in October, Pence has refrained from appearing in the spotlight.
Pence argued that President Trump had been wrong at the time and that he continues to be wrong as he never had the right to overturn the presidential election. He added that this is made clear in Article 2 of the Constitution where it notes that the electoral votes need to be opened and counted while the vice president, as president of the Senate, is presiding.
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